kudzu

[ US /ˈkədzu/ ]
NOUN
  1. fast-growing vine from eastern Asia having tuberous starchy roots and hairy trifoliate leaves and racemes of purple flowers followed by long hairy pods containing many seeds; grown for fodder and forage and root starch; widespread in the southern United States
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How To Use kudzu In A Sentence

  • If I made baskets with all the kudzu in the South, everyone would have a hundred baskets.
  • Kate Peyser checked on the kudzu vine near the Scarsdale Railway Station.
  • But beyond the city limits, where the kudzu creeps over buildings and trees, the mood can turn darker.
  • Can you imagine how beautiful Mount Garcia (to say nothing of El Chante) would be covered in kudzu? Lake Level 11-29-04
  • Google News keeps spreading as rapidly as kudzu - Image by SESConferenceSeries via Flickr Google News is like kudzu, which is known as "the vine that ate the South" because of its out-of-control growth in the Southeastern United States. Megite Technology News: What's Happening Right Now
  • Many existing small businesses were choked out by the kudzulike growth of the new economy.
  • During 1998, kudzu was included by legislators in the United States Congress on a growing list of invasive, exotic plants recognized under the Federal Noxious Weed Law.
  • Who is there to restrain this kudzulike growth of stupid neologisms like "eggcorn"? "She seems like a real fighter, someone who would stick it to the lobbyist and special-interest groups that have run ramped in Washington."
  • Michael and I spent two days, sometimes on hands and knees, in a chigger-infested jungle of pine and kudzu seeking vestiges of the Gudger shack.
  • While in college, Manning, now 35, interned at a national park, where he noticed that kudzu and other nuisance plants were choking out native species.
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